I also know it's a machine with a reputation of biting you badly if you mistreat it. I intend to operate the saw with my best discipline
I chose this Grizzly for many reasons.
- Lots of positive reviews on forums. Here's a compelling youtube video by professional turner Stephen Ogle
- a very accurate fence,
- a router insert on the right side table.
- I've had good success with the Grizzly band saw and drill press
- Good customer service
- Made in Taiwan
- ~$1500 delivered to my door
- it has more than enough power for me now (with some room to grow into with working more challenging woods).
It arrived mid December 2014 via lift gate to by driveway. Here it is in it's current formation.
Grizzly tech support was very helpful, and they had a spare tilt shaft in their warehouse for something like $8 and change. I followed his instructions to verify that there was no damage to the trunnions. Since it was a slow tip-over onto a plywood floor, it seemed like the damage was localized to the shaft itself.
the upshot is that I had a week to spend removing caked on cosmoline, and waxing the gorgeous, flat machined table tops.
here, I'm doing my best to establish blade to miter slot parallelism. Using a 1/64th rule to measure the distance. I used the combo square to make sure the rule was perpendicular to the miter slot as possible.
So here it is, 32" high, 20" wide, made of crappy birch ply. Waterbased poly for finish. cutting techniques used:
- Rabbet for back pannel
- dado/rabbet drawer box joints (from Bob Lang's Kitchen Cabinetry book -- solid read!)